7 Strange Reasons Why Some People Do Not Want Children

Becoming parents and starting a family is something most people would yearn for after a certain age, however, lately many people feel that they are not ready to have children or in some cases they do not wish to have kids at all.

In traditional societies, where marriage, a complete family, etc, are regarded very highly, having a child is an unwritten rule, however, these days, people have varied interests and goals that may break certain traditional stereotypes.

Being ready for a child and taking that huge responsibility is no simple matter and a lot of people worry that they may not be all that ready for such a big step in their lives.

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Imagine that you and your partner both work demanding jobs and you want to climb that career ladder at a faster pace, having a child at that point would not make a lot of sense, right?

Pregnancy and child-rearing come with pros and cons and the fact is some people never have a best time to get pregnant, due to various reasons, so they wish to never have kids.

Listed below are a few surprising reasons why some people do not want to have children, have a look.

Reason #1

Career is one of the main reasons some people are not ready to have kids. People who have high aims in terms of career or are very career-oriented feel that kids may come in the way of their advancement.

Reason #2

Financial troubles is also one of the reasons why many people are not ready to have kids, they feel that having kids can be quite an expensive affair.

Reason #3

Another strange reason for not wanting kids is the fear of passing on certain diseases which can be passed on from the parents to the kids, like certain heart conditions, hemophilia, std's and even depression.

Reason #4

Some people who are not ready to have kids say that they do not want to be parents as they are concerned about the population spike in the world and most of them feel that it is completely okay not to want children, for the good of the world!

Reason #5

In other cases, people fear the side-effects of pregnancy, such as health complications, stretch marks, weight gain, etc, that make them not want kids.

Reason #6

Some women have opined that they are not ready to have kids, as they do not want the responsibility for rearing a child, cleaning them, feeding them, etc.

Reason #7

Many people have their own set of ambitions or interests like traveling the world, indulging in social service, etc, which may make them feel that kids of their own might come in the way.

Read more about: kids, parenting, career, depression
Story first published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 14:06 [IST]
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